About Stabilized Wood
Stabilized wood or Stabwood is water resistant, durable and tends to warping, chips or cracking much less than real wood. This make sit very useful for handles of kitchen knives as all these are sought after attributes. On top of this Stabwood also gets unique patterns which many find very attractive.
Making of Stabwood
Stabwood is created through several processes with the intent to get rid of any air and moisture in the wood. This is done by placing the wood and stabilizing agent(s) are placed in a chamber under vacuum. The pores in the wood are completely filled with the agent(s).
After this it is treated with high pressure, letting the stabilizing agent penetrate the wood thoroughly. The next step in the process is heat treatment which makes the agent(s) solid. This, which is the last step in the process, hardens the wood and also add onto it’s weight.
The result is a very appealing wooden material, much suited to use in our kitchen knife handles due to water resistance, non-warping and non-cracking attributes.